About Serge Guénette


Throughout my career, I have always considered that the key to success is turning passion into profession. This has fueled my work ethic from day one; I believe it is the reason I quickly became one of the city’s top-producing bilingual REALTORs, and I suspect it is why people tell me my positive attitude is infectious.


My job is to listen to you; to understand your needs and priorities, and to use my expertise to help you realize your real estate goals. My objective is to provide you with the best possible advice to help you make confident and informed decisions. By following this simple formula, I have helped hundreds of individuals, families and businesses find exactly what they were looking for, and have built long-term relationships with so many homeowners.


To give you your edge in the market, I believe it is important for me to invest in personal and professional training. I keep up to date with the latest trends and techniques in real estate so that your strategy is always effective, and I am a consistent and reliable source of information.


Merging my background in internet marketing with over 20 years’ experience working with multi-unit investments and condos, residential and commercial properties, I provide unique market insight (and perspective – watch this!) and an innovative property marketing approach. As a Master Certified Negotiation Expert (MCNE), you can be confident that when your property reaches ‘sold’, you will have gotten the best deal possible.


It would be my pleasure to meet with you and discuss your needs in either official language.


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Start your new year off right by creating home renovation goals to complete by the end of the year. Think of projects that could help with the functionality of your home, could improve the value when selling, or just projects that you've put aside. 


Need some inspiration? Compare what your home needs to this list of top projects and get ready to start your first New Year’s reno task!


Exterior improvements: Installing outdoor lighting, planting trees for privacy, creating a new walkway, or spreading fresh mulch are all small projects that can help maximize your property. Choosing to update your landscape will also help with first impressions of your home when it’s on the market.


Bathroom remodel: Creating a functional space in your bathroom, while also making it clean and esthetically pleasing is a big plus for your home’s value. Try adding new fixtures and lighting, upgrading the vanity and storage, replacing flooring and painting to freshen up the space. 


Outdoor living space: Patios, wooden decks, outdoor kitchens and fire pits are all considered an additional outdoor living space. If you have the property for an outdoor add-on, you can improve the chances of selling your home faster, all while enjoying your new outdoor oasis.


Basement remodel: A finished basement adds usable space to your home, but when looking at increasing your value, be mindful of how defined your space is. Keeping it open concept and easily changeable for a buyer to create different uses for the space is more appealing than a room that has to be used a certain way. 


Window replacement: Replacing and adding new windows to your home can be a big and costly job, but it can have a higher return rate, depending on the design. Choose windows based on the style to match your home and opt for framing and glass that’s more energy efficient. Not sure which ones to replace? Pick windows in rooms that are used most often, like your kitchen or living room to get you started.


Speaking of kitchens, if you can afford a kitchen remodel, this project is among the most popular updates for a home. But if you’re renovating to sell, you’d be better off giving your existing kitchen a refresh rather than a full update as your choices for style and materials may not be what a buyer wants. It’s common for an owner to update the kitchen to sell only to have the new owner rip it out and re-do it. But if you’re doing it mostly for you, a new kitchen will give you much enjoyment.


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The holidays are here and all across Ottawa sparkling Christmas lights are lighting up the night sky. Take your family on a mini road trip across the city to see light shows, drive-through visits and small communities lit up to celebrate.


  • Winter Lights Across Canada: Parliament Hill is lit up with a multimedia projection show featuring moving lights and soundtracks to match, showcasing Canadian landscapes. After viewing this show, you can head to the downtown core to view thousands of sparkling lights spread throughout Confederation Park and other sites that make up the Pathway of Lights. This outing is the perfect way to check out what the city has to offer in the most magical way. 


  • Magic of Lights: Pile the family into your car and head to Wesley Clover Park for the Magic of Lights drive-through experience. With over a mile of themed light displays from prehistoric creatures to larger-than-life objects, you can enjoy this show completely from the comfort of your car. Heads up: Be prepared for a bit of a wait in line. This is a popular event.


  • Ottawa’s Christmas Market: The European-style Christmas market at Lansdowne Park showcases 35 local vendors, making it the perfect spot to buy last-minute gifts and support local creators. On top of that, sparkling lights are strung across the venue and large holiday-themed ornaments are on display to get that perfect Insta-worthy photo. Afterwards, you can explore the area and check out shops and restaurants that also display their own Christmas spirit. The market is open until the 23rd.


  • Alight at Night: If you’re up for a drive, the Alight at Night Festival at Upper Canada Village has over one million sparking lights on display along heritage buildings, trees and fences. This one-of-a-kind holiday experience is worth the drive and is sure to get you excited for the holiday season. 


Festive lighting can be found all over the city – even in smaller neighbourhoods! Drive around your community and hunt for the best Christmas lights. Two to consider are Taffy Lane in Orléans (a long-time attraction for Christmas-light-loving families) and the Turcotte family home in Stittsville, which has attracted thousands since 2020 for its over-the-top movie-themed displays. This year’s version, which is a fundraiser for the local food bank, is based on the movie Elf.


We hope your holidays are filled with laughter, fun, and joy with the people who surround you. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

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Before the snow starts to fly, take advantage of the towns that are close to the city and the fun, family-friendly activities they offer. Gather up your gang this weekend and head out to one of these must-do adventures.


  • Camp Fortune: Located in Chelsea, Camp Fortune is the ultimate year-round adventure destination. Offering an aerial park with zip lining, mountain bike trails to explore, a mountain coaster (monorail track) through the forest to ride, and slopes for skiing and snowboarding in the winter, there is so much for the whole family to do. Lessons are available for adults and kids to learn how to safely hit the slopes. 

 

  • Parc Omega: This drive-thru park will have you face-to-face discovering some of Canada’s wildlife and it’s only a short drive to Montebello to check it out. Elk, caribou, bison, deer and more will greet you at your car in hopes of being fed carrots. Along the way, you can stop at the shops, picnic areas, hiking trails that weave through the forest, or check out the wolf sanctuary to see them in their natural habitat.


  • Fallowfield Tree Farm: Heading west to Stittsville, you’ll find the perfect year-round farm with fun for the whole family. Whether you’re still shopping for a pumpkin to keep fall alive or ready to cut down your own Christmas tree, the Fallowfield Tree Farm can help you. Wagon and sleigh rides, fresh produce, cut-your-own Christmas tree farm, and event party rooms are just a few of the activities offered at this farm!


  • Upper Canada Village: Discover how life was in the 1860s at Upper Canada Village, where you’ll find vintage buildings, farm life, trade work, mills and more. Learn about the site, experience the different transportation methods in the village and walk through a living history museum. Get ready to learn and explore.


  • Chutes Coulonge Adventure Park: A little further away from Ottawa is Chutes Coulonge Adventure Park, located in Mansfield-et-Pontefract. This park has a mix of everything; obstacle courses, canyon zip-lining and more. Walking trails throughout the park will bring you to beautiful waterfall views and artefacts from their museum. Although now closed for the season, it opens again for the Festival of Lights in December with illuminated walkways, bonfires, hot chocolate and visits with Santa.


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